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F4F-4 Wildcat VMF-223, USMC, Guadalcanal, Sept 1942 (1:48) - New Tooling! - Preorder item, order now for future delivery, Hobby Master Diecast Airplanes Item Number HA8901
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F4F-4 Wildcat VMF-223, USMC, Guadalcanal, Sept 1942 (1:48) - New Tooling! - Preorder item, order now for future delivery

Item #: HA8901
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Retail: $94.95 Sale Price: $84.95
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    Length: 7.25"

    Wingspan: 9.5"

    Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

    Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14

    Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series
    HA8901
    Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
    White 2 of VMF-223, USMC,
    Guadalcanal, September 1942

    1/48 scale pre-finished.
    All markings pad applied for superb results.
    Canopy slides open.
    Comes with a pilot that can be removed.
    Comes with display stand.
    Landing gear is fully retractable and can be displayed up or down.
    Propeller is metal.
    Extremely sought after by collectors.

    Early in the Pacific War in WWII the Grumman F4F Wildcat was the best fighter aircraft the U.S. had but was out performed by the Japanese Zero. The Wildcat's folding wings allowed for a greater number of aircraft that could be carried but added extra weight and reduced the aircraft performance. New features such as self-sealing fuel tanks, heavy armor made up for theWildcat's lesser performance. By the end of WWII the F4F had flown approximately 15,500 sorties with a kill ratio of 6.9 victories to 1.

    Originally assigned to VMF-221 Marion Eugene Carl scored his first victory on June 4, 1942 during the Battle of Midway. After rest in Hawaii, Carl was re-assigned to VMF-223 "Bulldogs". On August 20, 1942 VMF-223 was deployed to Guadalcanal where he was shot down on September 9, 1942 and was missing for 5 days before returning. Marion Carl became the USMC first ace with 3 victories occurring later in September 1942. Carl ended the war with 18.5 victories, the USMC seventh ranking ace.

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